Ms. Ginny celebrates 25 years, Hero Academy Thursdays, Tail Waggin' Tutors, Super Kids Story/Craft Time, Clay Workshop for Adults

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Ms. Ginny Celebrates 25 years at HPL!

Howland Public Library is marking a special anniversary. Youth Services Librarian, Ginny Figlia is celebrating 25 years at HPL. A fixture in the Beacon community, "Ms. Ginny", as she is known at the library, has been imparting a love a reading to generations of children in our area.



Ginny's milestone was honored at the July meeting of the Howland Public Library Board of Trustees. The board presented her with a longevity gift in recognition her accomplishments and dedication.

Pictured (left to right): Tom Rigney (President), Ginny Figlia and Prue Posner.

Family Movie: Big Hero 6
Tuesday, July 14th
3:00 - 4:45
It's a summer of heroes, so come in and cool off with the new Disney hero, Baymax!
Tube ices included! This is a FREE family Movie, No registration necessary.
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Tail Waggin' Tutors are back!


July 15, 22, & 29 from 4-5pm

Children in grades K-5 who would like practice reading, will have the opportunity to read-out-loud to our big friend, Aries the Cane Corso, a specially trained therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International.


This is a fun way for children to practice their reading skills during the summer!


Parents may register children for any (or all) of the dates by contacting Ginny Figlia, Youth Services Librarian, at 845-831-1134, ex.103 or


Hero Academy Thursdays

Check out HPL's calendar for exciting Hero Academy Programs for children grade K-6th every Thursday  through August 13th.

This week: July 16th, 1:30 - 2:30
Once Upon a River

Celebrate one of Beacon's most beloved heroes with Nancy Hershatter's "Once Upon a River:
The Story of Pete Seeger and the Sloop Clearwater." Pete Seeger empowered children to find the heroes
within themselves through music and song.

Super Hero Story Craft Time

Heroes will be the theme of the day for children ages 3-6 during this story, music, and arts & crafts time. Every Friday 10:45 am - 11:45 am, July 10th - August 14th.

Check out our calendar here.
Coming Soon...
Fun for Grownups too!
Clay Heads Workshop
July 29th 1 - 2:30pm

Join artist, Debbie Lane, as she helps us create fun and interesting paper clay heads. Messy fun - and easy to make and paint. See what interesting character takes shape!

Part of the Adult Summer Reading Program.   



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